Rebuild or retreat? Newport eyes Cliff Walk’s eroding future 

Public Services Director Bill Riccio peers down at debris along the historic Cliff Walk in Newport. A roughly 30-foot section of the walk crumbled into the sea last week, leaving officials to ponder whether to rebuild or let if continue to fall into the ocean. / CHARLES KRUPA / ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) – Newport, Rhode Island, is in a bind: Should the city continue propping up its landmark Cliff Walk, even though chunks of the path keep crumbling into the sea?  Last week, coastal erosion knocked out 30 feet of the paved trail, which winds its way beside Gilded Age mansions high above the…

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